I am Joe Walker aka Joseph Beyanga, a road safety enthusiast raising awareness about saving lives on the road.

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Day One: Gym exercises double

My athletics trainer handed me the 4-week training plan to get me ready for the Kampala-Mbale road safety walk. I shared a copy with my gym trainer Ken, who’s responsible for the aerobics part of the plan. Ken, the head of the Fitness at Sheraton Hotel has been helping me to get in shape. Very friendly. But now with a fixed training plan, the tone has changed.

He assigned all his other responsibilities to other trainers and focused on me. My normal workout was tripled, okay it felt like that. Dude worked me and gave me tasks which I thought were impossible and when I hesitated, he reminded me, “Your task ahead isn’t ordinary, step up boy.” When I thought I was done, he said the last set of my work out was in the water; pace walks and squats in the pool.

I don’t know how to swim, but I wasn’t scared of dipping in the water for exercises. I followed instructions but oh boy my body was totally beaten like never before. We were soon done with the exercise routine, but I wasn’t done. There and then I decided it was a good time to learn how to swim. After a two-hour workout, I embarked on another journey of my life. Wish me luck!